Entertainment Weekly ranks this movie as the “1oth Greatest Film of All Time,” and in 2007, the American Film Institute ranked it as the “#5 Greatest Movie of All Time.” Yes, it is an indisputable classic, but more importantly it has sophisticated moments such as this one:
There is one little piece of irony I can’t help mentioning, and that is the voice dubbing. At one point in the movie, Debbie Reynolds’ character is shown dubbing Jean Hagen’s character. However, in real life it is actually Jean Hagen’s real voice reading the script, meaning it’s Jean Hagen dubbing Debbie Reynolds dubbing Jean Hagen.
OH, SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW: There’s this really weird scene in the middle where Gene Kelly is dancing with Cyd Charisse, who looks like she’s wrapped in a giant billowing roll of toilet paper. Skip it and you will live a much more fulfilled life.
So here was a group of people, one man in particular, whose world was being turned upside down. Everything he had worked for, everything he had become known for, everything he had devoted his life to, was quickly deteriorating.
In adverse situations like these there are two kinds of people:
The first kind gives up, admits defeat, and goes around the rest of their life telling people how they had been wronged, and how success would have been theirs if God hadn’t allowed x, y, or z to ruin their life.
They make excuses to cover up their own lack of fortitude.
The second kind of person finds a way to not only “get through” adversity, but to use it as an opportunity for self-introspection and eventually a means to developing aspects of their character that otherwise would have remained undiscovered.
They prayerfully pursue the good in their circumstances.
So when the rain comes—and it always does—will we look down with self-pity, or will we summon the strength to sing?
I’m singin’ in the rain, just singin’ in the rain.
What a glorious feeling.
I’m happy again.
“And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.” – Matthew 7:25